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Custom Post Types

A Rationale for Using Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

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In this session we talk about the rationale for using custom post types and custom taxonomies and show different examples of these in BYOBWebsite. We also talk about switching query boxes to a custom post using its own template system to copy it over. Member: You know, if you read my question it relates to

Using a Custom Post Type to Organize and Display Testimonials

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In this session we discuss the use of a custom post type to organize and display testimonials. We talk about different examples of organizing the testimonial for display such as using specific providers or by type of work but they could be grouped by any taxonomy. We discuss how to consider what you are going

Community News Case Study Part 1 – Custom Taxonomy vs Custom Post Types

This is the first in a series of live discussions on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page. The goal here is to have a site that allows categorization by

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 8 – Create the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we create the code for the shortcode function in the custom_functions.php file. We create a function that will display the information we want on the post and then create the shortcode. We also add a error handling to the shortcode function. Reese: Okay. Rick: Because that’s where we’re going to go next.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 11 – Applying the Concept to Other Post Types

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In this session, we describe how to recreate a similar function to what we just created with a different post type. Rick: Okay so… Reese: One question I do have. As we’ve discussed so far on the telephone, not in the class, right now I have the 3 custom post types. I have US Constitution,

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 10 – Refine the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we refine the shortcode function code to rearrange how various elements are displayed. You know, you could choose to put the… you know, you could have the full reference and a… I don’t know what you’d call that little thing. What do you call the numbers after the reference?That’s actually the citation.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 7 – Setup the Custom Post Type

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In this session, we add another Custom Post Meta of “Court References” to the Custom Post Type “Course Case”. Rick: Hey, Reese. Reese: Another day in paradise. Rick: It certainly is. So are we ready to dive into it? Reese: You bet. Rick: Okay. So what we’re doing now is… because I feel like I’ve

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 6 – Add Thesis Post Meta to Custom Post Types

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In this session, we show how to add Thesis Post Meta to the Custom Post Type that we created. The code that we use to add the Thesis Post Meta to the custom post type is displayed here above the video. Rick: Actually, I’m going to just get this stuff in. The one other thing

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 5 – Create Some Posts

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In this session we create some posts to test how our new Custom Post Type and Custom Post Meta are working. Rick: Oh, this should be new court case, shouldn’t it? Add court case. I’ll have to go and change that. Add court case. And so now, let’s take one of your examples. Reese: Okay

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 3 – Create a Custom Post Type Content

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In this session, we finish discussing the development of our Custom Post Type and show how to create custom post type content using the Custom Post Type UI Plugin. Rick: Good evening, Reese Reese: Good evening sir. How are you? Rick: I’m doing great. How are you? Reese: Doing well. Rick: Okay, well you confused

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 4 – Create a Custom Post Meta

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In this session, we show how to create custom post meta using the Verve Meta Boxes Plugin. Rick: So then the next thing to do then is… oh well, we’ve created it. Where is our… it should be right here now. We should actually have… I must have done something wrong because it doesn’t show

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 2 – WordPress Tools to Solve the Problem

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After analyzing the issue in part 1, we determine that a custom post type will solve the problem. Then we discuss how the parts of the custom post type - post content, post title and post meta - will work together to achieve the system needed. Rick: Okay so then I’m going to change what

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 3 – Custom Post Type Configuration

This is the third in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library website. We are using custom post types for different types of content. In this lesson we are looking at the advanced options in the

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 5 – Custom Taxonomy Decisions – Practical Application

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This is the fifth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  In this case study we are creating a community library website.  In this lesson we will put into practice the theory that we discussed previously.  We will decide which data elements are hierarchical custom

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 2 – Create Custom Post Types

This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library site. We are using custom post types for different types of content. We have determined that we will have 2 additional types of content,

Community News Case Study Part 3 – Convert Posts to Custom Post Types

This is the third in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  In this case study we are creating a community news site.  We will now create 2 new custom post types, 1 for each community using the Custom Post Type UI plugin.  Next we need

Community News Case Study Part 6 – Listing Custom Post Types on the Appropriate Page

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This is part 6 in our case study demonstrating the use of Thesis as a CMS with a Community News Site. We are using custom post types for each community and now are creating a community “posts” page where those custom post types will be displayed.  We demonstrate in this video: Creating the pages that

Community News Case Study Part 4 – Configure Permalinks for Custom Post Types

We have been building a community news site as a case study.  On that site we are using a custom post type for each community.  Thus the Edmonds community has the “Edmonds News” post type and the Seattle community has the “Seattle News” post type. In this video we set up and configure a permalink